As Xi Jinping presides over thousands of goose-stepping troops marching down Beijing’s Changan Avenue -- or “Eternal Peace Street” -- on Thursday, the Chinese president will also proclaim his commitment to the world’s peaceful development.
Liu Weiqin swapped rural poverty for life on the dusty fringes of China’s capital eight years ago hoping – like millions of other migrants – for a better future.
There has never been an economic story like China's - consistent rises in national income for 30 years at an annual rate of 10%, hundreds of millions of Chinese people lifted out of poverty, and expansion that took it from almost nowhere to become the world's second biggest economy, contributing 15% of global GDP and 25% of global GDP growth.
On Wednesday night, twin explosions convulsed the northeastern Chinese metropolis of Tianjin, taking more than a hundred lives, injuring some seven hundred people, and leaving still more missing. The most unsettling detail that emerged about the origin of the blasts was perhaps not so much what had sparked them—hazardous chemicals—as the fact that they had taken place at a logistics facility specifically licensed to handle such goods. The warehouse, operated by Ruihai International Logistics…
Did Disney's fictional snow queen of Arendelle help Beijing win its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics?
Sometimes, Chinese policy making seems to tug the economy in different directions.
In a region where many of the wounds from World War II are still raw, China’s plans for a giant parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its victory are creating diplomatic and political dilemmas for the United States and its allies in the region.
The nearly 9% fall in the Chinese stock market on Monday has raised concerns about a hard landing in the world's second largest economy. Beijing is working hard to avoid economic pain in a slowing economy.
A move to widen the yuan's trading band is Beijing's latest step towards financial liberalization but analysts warn that it may trigger renewed volatility and further damage market sentiment.
If you’re living in China and have the vague impression that the skies have been bluer than usual this year, it’s not just wishful thinking.
When Ang Lee’s film Lust, Caution came out in China in 2007, seven minutes of its infamous sex scenes were cut. The reason? They violated China’s obscenity laws. The Chinese population were not content. In response, they downloaded the original from pirate sites, to such an extent that headlines warned of computer viruses embedded in many of the sites that offered the film. Those living in southern China even crossed the border into Hong Kong to see the full-fat version. The people had spok…
China today is very similar to Japan in 1990, and the world's No. 2 economy should be wary of repeating the policy mistakes of Japan.
Two years ago Sina Weibo - China's equivalent of Twitter - was crawling with tales of political scandal. Today those stories are harder to find, and government figures suggest the online community in the country has become more docile. What happened?
President Xi Jinping has his eyes fixed squarely on one goal for the Chinese economy — moving it from an investment-based economy to one based on consumption.
When flying to the US for our summer holiday each year, my family has a foolproof method of locating our check-in queue at Shanghai’s Pudong airport: look for the passengers with the greatest girth. The largest people fly to America.
China’s version of the Ivy League found itself splattered in mud this week, as top schools Peking University and Tsinghua University accused each other of turning to unsavory recruiting strategies.
This week, representatives of some 50 nations gathered in Beijing for a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People to mark a further step forward in the establishment of a Chinese-led rival to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to be known as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
China is spending hundreds of billions of dollars annually in an effort to become a leader in biomedical research, building scores of laboratories and training thousands of scientists.
Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women.
Last year a state-owned publisher in China contacted the Boston-based Albert Einstein Institution about acquiring the Chinese-language rights to Gene Sharp’s From Dictatorship to Democracy , a book that has inspired democratic activists around the world.